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Changes to Secretariat Opening Hours
From March 16, 2020 the secretariat will be closed but can be reached via email (christine.krisch(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de).
New Publication by Sabine Carey and Belén González
Carey, S. C. and González, B. (2020). The legacy of war: The effect of militias on postwar repression. Conflict Management and Peace Science : CMPS, 1–23. How do wartime legacies affect repression after the conflict ends? Irregular forces support the government in many civil wars. We argue that if ...
Anna-Lena Hönig and Christoph Steinert developed survey concept for the City of Mannheim
Anna-Lena Hönig and Christoph Steinert developed a research design to survey civil society actors regarding their participation in developmental politics in Mannheim. The project was conducted in cooperation with Simon Börlin, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, and funded by Engagement ...
Felix Olsowski and Christoph Dworschak participated in workshop and presented at conference
Felix Olsowski and Christoph Dworschak participated in the workshop “Political Turbulence” at the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) of the University College London (UCL) from 24.-25.02.2020. The workshop was organized by Andreas Juon, Jennifer Hodge, Christopher Rickard, and Sigrid Weber and ...
Sabine Carey participating in a workshop on German Public Opinion on Foreign and Security Policy
Sabine Carey is participating in the workshop “German Public Opinion on Foreign and Security Policy in a Time of Transatlantic Stress”, organised by Tim Büthe, Joseph Grievo, Naoko Matsumura and Atsushi Tago at the TUM School of Governance in Munich, January 2020.
We welcome a visiting researcher from the University of Essex
Christoph Dworschak from the University of Essex will be joining us for the Spring semester. His research focuses on intra-state conflict. In particular, he is interested in counterinsurgency and peacekeeping effectiveness, and the effect of local conflict dynamics on inequalities. Christoph will be ...
Anna-Lena Hönig participates in PRIO workshop
Anna-Lena Hönig participates in the workshop “Civil Resistance: Causes and Consequences” at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) from 11.-13.02.2020. The workshop is part of the advanced training program in peace and conflict studies offered by the Research School on Peace and Conflict.
Cosima Meyer receives CDSS Teaching Award
Cosima Meyer receives the 2019 CDSS Teaching Award together with Emily Meachon. The award recognizes excellent teaching. Congratulations!
New Publication by Adam Scharpf and Christian Gläßel
Adam Scharpf and Christian Gläßel published their article “Why Underachievers Dominate Secret Police Organizations: Evidence from Autocratic Argentina” in the Amercian Journal of Political Science. The article examines the composition of secret police organizations. Even though authoritarian ...
New Publication by Christoph Steinert
Are post-conflict trials an effective tool to stabilize peace after armed conflicts? And how does the presence of biases against the political opposition affect their capacity to enhance stability? These questions are empirically tested in the Article ‘Trail fairness before impact: Tracing the link ...